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Leaky rear shock

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22 Jun 2018 08:16 #193722 by shortylumber
So get a shout from the father to check under car as he thinks petrol is leaking...thankfully not but it does look like the rear right shock is. Looks like both have seen better days.

So rather than do odd jobs in just going to replace front and back suspension. Tempted by a 2inch lift because why not if I'm changing it I may as well change it properly.

Aside from the kit, brakelines, bushings, is there anything else I need to be aware of or should change whilst getting it done?

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22 Jun 2018 08:52 #193724 by mlines
Replied by mlines on topic Leaky rear shock
To some extent it depends on what kit you get as some (such as my 2" Trailmaster) include everything you need in one kit.

Additional tip however, if you are thinking about it then get outside and spray penetrating oil on the bolts now (and every day onwards) so that once you have decided and ordered you will have half a chance of getting the bolts undone.

Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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22 Jun 2018 09:16 #193725 by shortylumber
Replied by shortylumber on topic Leaky rear shock
I had seen the trailmaster one on the shop and liked the look of it, first one I've seen so will have a look around for any other full kit examples just to get an idea of things

Oh yeah I shall do, been meaning to do that for a while now, just have to raid the garage for wd40

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22 Jun 2018 10:05 #193726 by S200KYS
Replied by S200KYS on topic Leaky rear shock
And an insurance quote being as you’re modifying it...

  • S200KYS Jimny - 5" lift, 31"s, 4.87:1 Rockwatt Crawler , Rear ARB, twin winches, etc... and BT54VTS 'daily driver' ;)

    Trade as Bits4Vits and ZookBOB on eBay ;)

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    22 Jun 2018 10:31 #193727 by yakuza
    Replied by yakuza on topic Leaky rear shock
    Caster correcting bushings is not included in the kit i think, correct me please anyone. I think they should be.
    After it is lifted you will need to correct your caster angles to regain the stability on road you where used to before the lift.
    Without correction to the caster, the car will not self center after turning as well as before.

    2005 Jimny M16A VVT

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    22 Jun 2018 10:40 #193728 by S200KYS
    Replied by S200KYS on topic Leaky rear shock
    I personally don’t think the TrailMaster lift needs castor correction?

    I’ve fitted two now, the latter on my daily driver, fitted with a Steering Damper but no castor correction, it drives just fine...

  • S200KYS Jimny - 5" lift, 31"s, 4.87:1 Rockwatt Crawler , Rear ARB, twin winches, etc... and BT54VTS 'daily driver' ;)

    Trade as Bits4Vits and ZookBOB on eBay ;)

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    22 Jun 2018 11:31 #193732 by shortylumber
    Replied by shortylumber on topic Leaky rear shock
    Ah good point about the insurance quote, was forgetting that, and my renewal is due soon.

    Last time I did an insurance quote for a modified Jimny it bumped insurance from 440 to 1k which was a bit of a shocker. Hmm may just have to stick to stock parts but will ring up insurers and ask

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    22 Jun 2018 12:00 - 22 Jun 2018 12:02 #193734 by S200KYS
    Replied by S200KYS on topic Leaky rear shock
    Both of my modified Jimnys are about £420 a year to insure... although I am fifty ;)

    Adrian Flux or Roadsure, etc...

  • S200KYS Jimny - 5" lift, 31"s, 4.87:1 Rockwatt Crawler , Rear ARB, twin winches, etc... and BT54VTS 'daily driver' ;)

    Trade as Bits4Vits and ZookBOB on eBay ;)
    Last edit: 22 Jun 2018 12:02 by S200KYS.

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    22 Jun 2018 12:42 #193735 by shortylumber
    Replied by shortylumber on topic Leaky rear shock
    I pay that for a stock one , might try Adrian flux again. They were good for my mini and good with my dad and his land rover.

    I'll take a look about. Was toying with idea of just 2 inch body lift over the suspension lift, just this leaky shock has made me want to start doing expensive things to it

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    22 Jun 2018 13:45 #193736 by mlines
    Replied by mlines on topic Leaky rear shock
    Fitted the Trailmaster 2" lift to my sons daily driver, just used the kit items, drives just fine without any correction

    Martin

    2003 M13 early KAP build.
    3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
    Customised winch bumper and roll cage
    235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
    Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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    22 Jun 2018 14:35 #193739 by shortylumber
    Replied by shortylumber on topic Leaky rear shock
    Sounds ideal mlines.

    After pricing up the trailmaster kit against getting stock shocks and coils all round it came out cheaper for the trailmaster, including the bolts. What's the difference between the abs and non abs kit by the way?

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    22 Jun 2018 18:13 #193746 by Riccy
    Replied by Riccy on topic Leaky rear shock
    That depends on if your car has ABS brakes or not ;-)

    2" trailmaster is a great kit. Good quality and actually designed for a jimny, rather than 'something that fits'.

    J999 MNY, M16 VVT, R7me gbox & Rocklobster,
    31x10.5r15 Cooper STT, 2x ARB Lockd' 3.9 diffs & twin compressor,
    6.5" total lift, Zookbob HD steering shock, Ignis recaro's
    Custom bar & arches, rocksliders & guards,
    Snorkel, K&N, 13500lb Winchmax, Buzzweld, etc, etc

    Plus ULYSSES (06' trayback project)

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